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Nepal create history, Captain Paras Khadka inspires team to maiden ODI victory

Nepal captain Paras Khadka played an inspirational role with both the bat and ball. He scored 51 runs with six fours and two sixes and also picked up a wicket.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 04, 2018 16:43 IST ]
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Nepal captain Paras Khadka scored 51 runs with the bat.

Nepal cricket team create history after winning their maiden ODI match in a nail-biting last-ball finish against Netherlands. The Asian team batted first and put 216 runs on the scoreboard and Netherlands fell short by just one run and got all out on 215 runs. Nepal captain Paras Khadka played an inspirational role with both the bat and ball. He scored 51 runs with six fours and two sixes and also picked up a wicket with an economy of 4.00. Indian Premier League sensation Sandeep Lamichhane was the stand out performer with the ball as he picked up three wickets.

Sompal Kami was picked as man of the match after his heroic innings of 61 runs while batting lower down the order. He also picked up the important wicket of Netherland's opener Stephan Myburgh. After losing their first ever ODI match Nepal made a solid comeback at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen.

In the last over Netherlands needed 6 runs when Khadka decided to take responsibility on his own shoulders. He nailed the last over like a boss and scalped the wicket of Fred Klassen on the very last ball.

After the historic win, veteran Indian opener Virender Sehwag congratulated the neighbouring country on Twitter,"Hijo jeet Syavasi, Nepal. Congratulations on your thrilling first ODI victory, Nepal. Hopefully, it is the first of many. Best wishes."

Former Indian batsman and cricket commentator Aakash Chopra also praised Nepal's effort by tweeting,"Super stuff from Nepal. Competed well in the first ever ODI. Registered their first win today. First of many...Go Well in the future."

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